View Single Post
Old 11-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
oj829
Groupie
oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.oj829 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 181
Karma: 574940
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Arc(32GB), NookHD
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjoshua5000 View Post
The Kobo Glo is now available at Powells.com.


Credit: I like to give credit to the blog that led me to the above link.


Not sure how long it will be available. Could also be available at other independent bookstore, but you have find those on your own. And please post them here so others who have be waiting to buy can buy them.
Not to rain on anybody's parade, and I know everybody's been waiting for these for a long time, but... the revenue model here for the ABA indie bookstores isn't the three bucks they're going to make on the sale of a $129 Glo when your order one with a credit card. It's the establishment of affiliated kobo bookstore accounts which will continue to produce (an admittedly small) stream for the stores, even when a customer buys a Barbara Cartland ebook that they'd never stock themselves on the shelves at the local "Anarchy and Coffee".

The ABA stores have until some point in January to return unsold Kobo hardware from these initial shipments to Ingram without risk. By February, though, the Ingram return policy changes, and here's what else will change: your Targets and your BestBuys and your Neweggs will also be stocking these on their websites without tax or shipping - and with inevitable discounts and specials and combos. And the brick-and-mortar stores will have to make some hard decisions, particularly if the initial run of hardware didn't earn them one-e-shopper.

Just my $0.02
oj829 is offline   Reply With Quote